Emergency Medical Response Times Vary Across Los Angeles
A Los Angeles Times investigation found that the Los Angeles Fire Department failed to meet the national standard of responding within six minutes to nearly all medical emergencies about 85% of the time when called to some affluent areas of the city. However, responders beat the six-minute standard the majority of the time when responding to calls in more densely populated areas in and around downtown L.A.
- "Medical Response Time Lags in Many Pricey L.A. Neighborhoods" (Linthicum et al., Los Angeles Times, 11/15).